Barbara Jean Underwood, 83, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Community Hospital Anderson.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1934 to the late Herman and Elsie (Toombs) Boze in Anderson. She married Phillip C. Underwood in March of 1953, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1981.
Barbara graduated from Fairmount High School. She then worked for attorney David Payne and then for the Grant County Treasurer. She attended Fairmount Friends Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 313 and also of the American Business Women's Association. She enjoyed cross-stitching, sewing, and baking. She also loved to drink coffee and entertain family, friends and neighbors.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Sondra K. Underwood Alwine Heyse, Columbia City; brother, Harold "Harry" Edward (Phyllis) Boze, Middletown; and several nieces and nephews, including Marc Mitchener, Fran Sanderson and Donna Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Elsie Boze; husband, Phillip Underwood; and 10 siblings, Herman Boze, Paul Boze, Pauline Hogan, Edna Wolff, Joseph Boze, Faye Carmichael, Robert Boze, Marion Boze, Mary Clemens and Donald Boze.
Arrangements for Barbara have been entrusted to Armes-Hunt Funeral Home & Cremation Services Fairmount Chapel, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, where a visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating.
Contributions made in memory of Barbara can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 313. Online condolences can be left at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 17, 2017